Gene Clark

Gene Clark

Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 May 1991 (aged 46)
Mendocino County, California, USA
Burial Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 10074 · View Source
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Musician. Born Harold Eugene Clark in Tipton, Missouri, he was one of folk rock's most important innovators during the mid-1960s. In 1963, he was a member of the New Christy Minstrels when he relocated to Los Angeles. There with guitar player Roger McGuinn, he founded his group The Byrds. As the group's primary songwriter for their first two albums, he was commercially successful with hits to include "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Feel A Whole Lot Better," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and "My Back Pages." In 1966, he departed from the band, signed a contract with Columbia Records and started a solo career. His albums included "Gene Clark With the Gosdin Brothers" (1967), "White Light" (1971), "Road Master" (1972), "No Other" (1974) and "Firebyrd" (1987). He also participated in reunions with The Byrds through the years and toured with acoustic instruments in shows with Roger McGuinn. He died of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gene Clark (17 Nov 1944–24 May 1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10074, citing Saint Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .